Engineer who's hobby is to build cnc machines:
home built acme screw cnc router 2' X 3' with electric router
Home built ball screw cnc router 1' X 1' with water cooled spindle
18" X 24" 50 watt laser cutter
Wood lathe modified with 2 axis acme screws cnc and electronic router. plus cnc spindle rotation
Hadron printer with Duet 2 wifi.
machines built using purchased components and welded fabrication.
Design software: Cambam and vectric 2D used for the 2.5D routers and laser cutter.
Fusion 360 for 3D router and lathe. Fusion 360 and ICESL slicer for printer.
I custom built a Mendel printer out of wood when home printers first started around 2007. I found this printer not to be accurate and difficult to design parts for. For years I fabricated parts using a laser cutter and welding and had no real use for a printer. In 2018 I decided to get into it again but by then great advances were made in the printer controller, software to drive the printer and design software.
my ultimate goal is to be able to design and build wooden gear clocks that require a high accuracy.
I Am A…Engineer, Maker
Tools I Use…
Printers: Hadron with Duet 2 WIFI , Mendel
Design Programs: Fusion 360, Vectric
3D Design Skill Level